Hi friends! It has been a while! Angel baby has been so sick the past week and is just now getting better. He is cuddled up with the hubby at the moment, so I was able to sneak away for a bit to share a few measurement activities with you all.
Last week we started our nonstandard measurement unit. It is one of my favorites every year! We started off by discussing what estimating is, as well as nonstandard versus standard forms of measurements. We then started measuring our friends with different nonstandard units. We used cubes, bears, coins, beans, and shapes. They always think this is loads of fun!
The following day we took our shoes off! SHOO-WEE do these kiddos have some crazy smelling feet. Goodness gracious! They had to trace their shoe, draw the details on, and measure their shoe using three different forms of measurement. I gave each table several different Zip-loc bags filled with the manipulatives above. They could choose any three.
I told them we would be hanging their stinky feet in the hall for everyone to see their hard work. They thought this was just about the most hilarious thing I have ever said.
How about that one on the bottom right corner?! I love the spikes!
We measured different pictures and put them in order from shortest to longest and longest to shortest with these hats.
This is also something we reinforced and worked on at the teacher table during math stations. I just laminated the cards and let the kiddos use their Expo markers to write their measurements on the cards and order them accordingly.
We also found 3 objects from our table buckets and put them in order from shortest to longest. I love this activity!
We used these Flip It pictures in our interactive math journals.
The kiddos just wrote the measurements under each flip.
In one of our math stations the kiddos measured different summer pictures using a flip flop ruler. You can download this activity here for free.
….and today we made our Dream Castles! After drawing and coloring their castle, the kiddos record the measurements of the length and/or width of their castles.
I will be back soon with more measurement activities and adverb fun!
While I’m sitting at OT for little P, I thought I’d share a fine motor activity with y’all! 😬 I’ll be doing preschool with him at home next year (his daycare got torn up by a storm🌪) and fine motor + alphabet are two things we’ll be hitting all year. So, I wanted to incorporate as much of both into one activity as I could. 💪 These lacing cards are going to work his little fingers all while learning the alphabet and letter sounds. 🍎 These (+ several other fine motor mats) are available in my store! // Link below 💜💜 www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Activities-Lacing-Letter-Mats-Fine-Motor-Lacing-Card...... See MoreSee Less
A few years ago I used this Friend-Diagram activity with my students to teach compare and contrast! I always love how they turn out! It’s FREE on the blog and I re-shared it in my Weekly Recap (several weeks ago) on the blog, too! Hope you can use it! Link here 👉 // smittenwithfirstblog.com/weekly-recap-3/... See MoreSee Less
Sticky Tables was a class favorite years ago! It gets kiddos up and moving!! 🤩 It works with multiple subject areas/standards and can also be used for informal assessments! 👍 My last post showed how to use it with skip counting and here I show it used with subitizing/number sense, ABC order, and handwriting practice. See previous post for directions on how to play 💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
Re-sharing this skip counting number lines activity from years ago! 👉 Skip counting from any given number is such an important skill for our little ones - not just reciting 2,4,6,8,etc! Here's how we did it! Put sticky notes on the table, each student chooses one sticky note to start off with and then they just fill in the boxes using an expo marker on their desk! You could even use washi tape to create the number lines! ... See MoreSee Less